The Aquarium of the Pacific invites parents and their young ones to discover the ocean with the Aquatot program. Children ages two to three accompanied by an adult can interact in a fun and dynamic learning environment at the Aquarium. Make crafts, take a guided tour, and explore the animals in the classroom touch pool in an Aquatots class. These classes are designed for parents and their children to explore the ocean world together. The next program will explore shoreline shapes. Parents and educators will interact and teach children about shapes, from the round eye of a whale to the spiral on a snail shell.
Saturday Family Fun is for children ages four to six years old and their parents, another in the Aquarium’s series of “parent and me” classes. Parents and their children can interact together and delve into the ocean world. Take guided tours of exhibits and explore the realm of sea life with your family. Upcoming topics include marine mammals—participants will explore the lives of seals, sea lions, and sea otters. Discover the differences between seals and sea lions, touch sea otter fur, and pretend to eat like a baleen whale.
WHEN: Aquatots dates and topics:
Saturday, December 17, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Shoreline Shapes
Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Sounds of the Sea
Saturday Family Fun dates and topics:
Saturday, December 31, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Magnificent Marine Mammals
Saturday, January 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Sea Jellies and Other Incredible Invertebrates
WHERE: Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802
COST: $49.00 per adult/child pair; $20.00 per additional guest
$36.00 for Aquarium member pairs; $15.00 per additional guest
INFO: For more information visit http://www.aquariumofpacific.org/education/programs/category/toddler_preschool_adventures
AQUARIUM: The nonprofit Aquarium of the Pacific is a community gathering place where diverse cultures and the arts are celebrated and where important challenges facing our planet are explored by scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders in search of sustainable solutions. The Aquarium is dedicated to conserving and building nature and nature’s services by building the interactions between and among peoples. Home to more than 11,000 animals, Aquarium exhibits include the Ocean Science Center, Molina Animal Care Center, and the new Horses and Dragons and Vanishing Animals exhibits. Beyond its animal exhibits, the Aquarium offers educational programs for people of all ages, from hands-on activities to lectures by leading scientists. The Aquarium won a 2015 Travelers’ Choice Award for Aquariums, as awarded by TripAdvisor® travelers. Charity Navigator awarded the Aquarium with a four-star charity rating in 2016. The Aquarium offers memberships with unlimited FREE admission for 12 months, VIP Entrance, and other special benefits.
Photos provided courtesy of The Aquarium of the Pacific.